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Shearer and Gazza Bring ‘Football Home’

8 years ago

One thing you knew about Alan Shearer was that he always gave 100% for Newcastle United.

In the end he announced his retirement for England to make sure his later years could be solely concentrated on doing his best for United, however while he wore the white shirt of his country it came a close second in terms of the pride he showed when he took to the pitch.

What has to be Shearer’s finest moment(s) as an England player, is his contribution to Euro ’96 and with football ‘coming home’ expectations were high.

After a poor opening match against Switzerland and a close call against Scotland, England faced their toughest opponents to date. Holland had to beat England while a draw would suffice for England…

I was there that night and what a performance, the total opposite of the insipid displays that we have come to take as the norm these days from our national side.

England took the Dutch apart that night and it was achieved thanks to some brilliant football from two true great Newcastle and England players, Paul Gazza Gascoigne and Alan Shearer.

In this video footage (go to the bottom of the page) we see the two Geordie greats combine for Shearer’s second goal which put England three up, the match eventually ending 4-1, football had indeed ‘come home’.

To get hold of a unique signed Shearer photo visit the Mag Auctions which only have hours to run.

This week we are looking at various angles that tie NUFC together with England and we have items featuring Gazza and Shearer in the latest Mag Auctions of classic Newcastle United memorabilia, plus many other items featuring the likes of Chris Waddle and Sir Bobby Robson.

Each Sunday a new batch of NUFC collectables are made available on eBay with prices starting from as low as 99p.

With a deep love of United’s history and the classic memorabilia and programmes that are a big part of that, we have always intended to bring you our very own auctions.

Delving into Newcastle’s extraordinary history, each week we will be putting a number of items up for auction via eBbay, with prices starting from as a little as 99p.

Not everybody will want to bid on the items but we are sure that the range of items will provoke interest and debate, plus the memories flooding back.

It costs nothing to look and with the auctions lasting for a week you have plenty of time to keep an eye and bid at any time over the 7 days, potentially picking up a real bargain.

Every week a selection including programmes, magazines, tickets, trading cards and clothing CLICK HERE to visit.


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